Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.


JIG AT THE RIG: 'Mass dance-off' at Cuadrilla's fracking site in Preston New Road

An organised dance-off is being held at Cuadrilla's fracking site in Preston New Road today.

The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

Glendower Hotel

Hoteliers event set to offer advice

Blackpool hoteliers can get some advice and information at an event at the Glendower Hotel tomorrow.

Lancashire water workers in pensions dispute

Lancashire water workers in pensions dispute

Hundreds of water workers in Lancashire will join a two-day strike on Friday in protest over changes to their company pension scheme.

Central library

An important resource or on brink of redundancy?

Churches, sports clubs, banks, libraries - all things fewer of us are using but complain when they are gone.
John Askew from Relaint Direct with Janet Atkins from Trinity Hospice

Blackpool shops team heaps help on the hospice

Blackpool firm Reliant Direct has made a huge stock donation to Trinity Hospice – so big, it needed a fork lift truck to move it all!

Cross and Passion Convent on East Beach in Lytham

Convent restoration up for industry prize

A Fylde coast heritage building being given a revamp could end up winning the contractor an award.

Writer Emily Ashworth is on a mission to find other Land Girls like her grandma Vera. (s)

Remarkable stories of the Women’s Land Army

They were the unsung heroes of the Second World War who helped to save the country from mass starvation.

Daniel Day Lewis in The Phantom Thread

Stars align to put our county on movie map

As the Oscar winners recover from the party and try to find a spot for their new statuettes in the downstairs loo, it’s worth remembering that some of the hottest film and TV locations are right here in Lancashire.


Little love lost for Prezzo as another firm hits the buffers

It’s a tough time for the high street – not least in Blackpool.

Fylde coast pupils put skills to test for £10k Young Engineers prize

The results are in and one Fylde coast high school has been named The Gazette’s Young Engineers for 2018.

The Gazette apprentice Natasha Meek meets Prime Minister Theresa May

Bring apprenticeships back into fashion

The Gazette’s publisher Johnston Press is among the thousands of companies working with colleges and training providers to offer apprenticeships.


Winter Gardens Conference Centre foundations laid

Foundations are now being laid for Blackpool’s new £25m conference and exhibition centre at the Winter Gardens, writes ANNA CRYER.

Sandro Monetti presenting on CCN

Going from Blackpool to Beverly Hills glamour

An Oscars role beckons for broadcaster Sandro Monetti after making a name for himself in Hollywood. He tells his former university student ANDREW BETTRIDGE how he still spreads the word about Blackpool to anyone who will listen in LA.

Coun Michael Green

County Council's message to fracking inquiry - don't take our planning powers

A "hands off our planning powers" message is being delivered to Westminster by Lancashire County Council.

If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

Blakcpool's Prezzo restaurant

Job losses may be on menu as clouds gather around restaurant chain.

Around a third of Prezzo restaurants could be set to close as its parent company orders a restructuring, it has been reported.
Martyn Kendrick

Business confidence drops in North West

North West businesses went from being among the most optimistic in the country to being one of the least during February.

County Coun Paul Greenall puts his amendments during  the County Hall debate

County Councillors' expenses slammed as "gravy train for fat cats"

Lancashire’s county councillors totted up an expenses and allowances bill of nearly £1.3m in the last financial year.

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